I'm only joking, of course. I love these quotations below just as much as you do. Sometimes, inspirational and love quotes can help get you through the day (or help that special person in your life get through the day - even better!).
As ever, these inspirational quotes about love are hand-picked (by me)...
am in love - and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I
tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in
love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life."
-- D. H. Lawrence
"I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love."
-- Mother Teresa
"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
-- Bertrand Russell
"Love is a great beautifier."
-- Louisa May Alcott
(And this is no more true than with self-love and self-image!)
"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage."
"If there is anything better than to be loved, it is to love."
"You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
-- Henry Drummond
(Wow! Do you agree with Mr Drummond's words? Has this been your experience of life? Why not share YOUR 'story' with us, if it has.)
"The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity."
-- Helen Hayes
"Love took up the glass of Time, and turned it in his glowing hands; Every moment, lightly shaken, ran itself in golden sands.
"Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with might; Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight."
-- Alfred Tennyson
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace."
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(You'll find more inspirational words like this here: inspirational poems page)
"Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened."
-- Dr Seuss
"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."
-- Mother Teresa
MORE inspirational love quotes (if you really insist), but first a little song about love, that really says it all. And, in the spirit of love and happiness, I shall dedicate it to a ex- of mine, called Rachel! Yes, love hurts (sometimes), but it is worth it. oh yes!...
is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing."
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
-- William Shakespeare
"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best."
-- William M. Thackeray
(All 3 of these last inspirational quotes about love are about how relationships and problems in relationships are never far away from each other. But that's okay, because we have a new relationship forum advice page to help! :-) )
"To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be."
-- Anna Louise Strong
"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart."
-- Marcus Aurelius
"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
-- Mother Teresa
"True Love can neither be seen nor heard - only felt within the deep recesses of your heart."
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a mans last romance."
-- Oscar Wilde
"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
-- Ingrid Bergman
"Loves conquers all things except poverty and toothache."
-- Mae West
(Ah, Mae West! She should really be in the funny inspirational quotes section, don't you reckon!)
"A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway."
-- Fr. Jerome Cummings
"With love and patience, nothing is impossible."
-- Daisaku Ikeda
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
-- Jimi Hendrix
(And this is as much true for the whole world as our own, individual 'worlds'.)
"Conscience commands, love inspires."
-- Arnold Toynbee
Okay, here's something you could do to satisfy your appetite for quotations on what could loosely be called "inspired living":